FLORIDA – A Milton man has pleaded guilty to crimes committed in Fiji.
Jason R. Moore, 42, of Milton, has pled guilty to two counts of “Illicit Sexual Conduct in Foreign Places,” said the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.
Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the plea last week after Moore admitted his criminal activity in federal court in Pensacola.
The federal indictment alleged that Moore engaged in “Illicit Sexual Conduct in Foreign Places” from March 2013 through February 2016.
Specifically, Moore reportedly engaged in these crimes in the Republic of Fiji. Moore was arrested by Special Agents with the Department of Homeland Security and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Santa Rosa County in late 2022.
Moore remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 22, 2023, at 11 a.m., before United States District Judge M. Casey Rodgers. Moore faces up to 60 years in federal prison, followed by a term of up to a lifetime of supervised release following any imprisonment. Moore will also have to register as a sexual offender.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the New York State Police.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David L. Goldberg and Trial Attorney Adam Braskich of the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.